Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 275 279
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4 -30
Permanent jobs citing GSM 12 44 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.18% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 1.81% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 29 32
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £57,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% +25.00% +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,000 £35,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £83,750 £92,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +14.94% -5.95%

GSM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1541 2432 2842
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.42% 26.01% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1193 1929 1831
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +3.23% +9.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £72,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing GSM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GSM in Berkshire.

Salary trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 9 £40,000 -
Slough +1 2 - -
Reading +29 1 - -
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 12 (100.00%) GPRS
2 10 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (75.00%) Infor M3
3 9 (75.00%) Home Automation
3 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (75.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (75.00%) RS-232
3 9 (75.00%) RS-485
3 9 (75.00%) EMC
3 9 (75.00%) Firmware
3 9 (75.00%) Wireless
3 9 (75.00%) NEC
3 9 (75.00%) Electronics
3 9 (75.00%) Embedded C
3 9 (75.00%) Embedded C++
3 9 (75.00%) C
3 9 (75.00%) C++
3 9 (75.00%) MFC
4 3 (25.00%) UMTS
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) OpenUP
6 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) GPRS
2 10 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (75.00%) RS-232
3 9 (75.00%) RS-485
3 9 (75.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) UMTS
5 1 (8.33%) 3GPP
5 1 (8.33%) 4G
5 1 (8.33%) DAB
5 1 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (8.33%) HTTP
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) IPv6
5 1 (8.33%) LTE
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (8.33%) VoLTE
General
1 9 (75.00%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Data Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Presales Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Security Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) MFC
2 1 (8.33%) WAP
2 1 (8.33%) WML
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Home Automation
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) OpenUP
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Presales
4 1 (8.33%) Product Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C
1 9 (75.00%) C++
1 9 (75.00%) Embedded C
1 9 (75.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) EMC
1 9 (75.00%) NEC
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (8.33%) Facebook
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Mitel